The Valparaiso Vikings won four of the final five matches Wednesday night to
pick up a 29-25 Duneland Athletic Conference wrestling victory over
We should have won, Chesterton coach Chris Joll said succinctly.
Matt Estill got things started for the Trojans with a 6-0 victory at 120
pounds before the Vikings picked up three consecutive wins for an 11-3 lead.
Chris Katsafaros pinned Riley George at 1:08 of the first period at 145
pounds to turn the tide back to the Trojans.
Sawyer Hallas (18-5) and Tommy St. Germain (3-1) won at 152 and 160 for a
16-11 Chesterton lead.
After a victory for the Vikings, Tyler Gillespie won at 182 after an illegal
slam by Darius Gunn. Valpo cut the lead to 22-20 with wins at 195 and 220.
Ryley Harlow got the last Chesterton win with a 10-3 victory over Kyle
Rafferty at 285 for a 25-20 lead.
Valpo wins at 106 and 113 set the final score.
The Trojans return to the mat on Saturday when they travel to Crown Point to
participate in the Duneland Athletic Conference Wrestling Meet beginning at
Valparaiso 29, Chesterton 25
Estill © dec. Chris Gallo, 6-3. 126 Max Buckley (V) dec. Mike Double, 5-0.
132 Ricardo Rosario (V) dec. Jack Davison, 12-3. 138 Mac Neal (V) dec.
Hunter Rucklos, 13-3. 145 Chris Katsafaros © pin Riley George, 1:08. 152
Sawyer Hallas © dec. George Krummel, 18-5. 160 Tommy St. Germain © dec.
Nick Greco, 3-1. 170 Luke Davis (V) dec. Jaycee Jensen, 10-5. 182 Tyler
Gillespie © inj. Default Darius Ginn, 1:14. 195 Derrick Suttles (V) dec.
Joe Ponda, 4-3 (ot). 220 Ian Suttles (V) dec. Connor Smith, 7-5. 285
Ryley Harlow © dec. Kyle Rafferty, 10-3. 106 Tyler Schwartz (V) dec.
Kaitlin Loehmer, 8-4. 113 Alex Bravo (V) pin Anthony Osorio, 2:45.